The Waltons

Season 7 Episode 14

The Conscience

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 04, 1979 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • In the scene before the opening credits, Ben fights two men outside the Dew Drop Inn.  The fight lasts for 32 seconds before Ben is knocked to the floor.  When the same scene is shown later on, Jason appears after 12 seconds to find Ben already on the floor and lying in a different position.

    • In this episode, we learn that Jason will shortly be finishing college.  Given that he started in the summer of 1935, and it is now the end of 1941, this means his course has now been running for seven academic years.

  • Quotes

    • Opening Narration: The weeks that followed the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor affected our family deeply. It was a time of great anxiety and uncertainty, and like all Americans we wanted to contribute to the war effort as best we could. My brother, Jason, was particularly troubled during this time. He wanted to serve his country, but doubts of conscience forced him to face one of the most difficult decisions of his life.

    • Closing Narration: Jason had searched his soul and found an inner strength that would help him enter a new phase of his life. Jim Bob's tattoo remained on his arm, a symbol of his youthful lack of judgment as well as his commendable ambition. It is to this day a topic which amuses everyone—except my mother.

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